Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sweet City

Artist Meschac Gaba created an imaginary cityscape made entirely of ordinary white granulated sugar icing. The city combines famous buildings such as the Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, Sydney Opera House, Taj Mahal, Petronas Towers, London Eye, Reichstag, Arc de Triomphe and London 'Gherkin'. The 30 by 20 foot piece includes over 600 buildings. His sugar city has been exhibited in many countries. Originally from Benin, Gaba now lives and works in The Netherlands. ‘Sweetness’ was created against the background of slave labor on the sugar cane plantations in Gaba’s home country of Benin.

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